Viking silver ingot
- Object Number: STKMG:2011.LH.1
- Simple: ingot
- Creation, production or manufacture details: cast
- Production Period:
- Summary: Viking silver ingot. Late 9th or early 10th century. Recovered through metal detection near Shentone, Staffordshire. Reported and purchased through the Treasure Act. British Museum Number 2009 T194.
- Additional Notes: Cigar-shaped with rounded ends. Sides slightly pitted from casting in an open mould of stone or sand. Areas of the surface have been hammered flat in the past and the there is what appears to be a diagonal testing cut across one end. The shape and presence of testing cuts are typical of Viking ingots from this period found throughout Scandinavia, Britian, and elsewhere on the Continent.
- Contact: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery